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Comm High School Dist 99 - South High School


Overview

Student Enrollment
2,785
Best High School in Illinois
#49
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Community High School District 99
Type Public
 Phone (630)795-8500
 Location 1436 Norfolk St
Downers Grove, IL 60516
Charter School No

Comm High School Dist 99 - South High School has an academic rating significantly above the average for Illinois high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and high AP course participation. It is ranked 49th in the best public high schools in Illinois.

Demographics

Race

The Comm High School Dist 99 - South High School student body is primarily White with a smaller Hispanic population and has medium racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White60.8%1,693
Black13.1%365
Hispanic13.4%373
Asian Pacific8.8%246
Native American Indian0.3%8
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.1%2
Two or more races3.5%98

Family Income

vs. other Illinois high schools
Upper 23%

27.1% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Illinois high school median of 42.4%. By this measure, Comm H S Dist 99 - South High Sch students are largely upper income and rank 158th in Illinois for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman699
Sophomore664
Junior725
Senior697
Total2,785

Academics

Completions

Graduation Rate
92%

8 out of 10

Rank: 149th in Illinois

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students92%
Illinois Median87%
Percentile84%
White93%
Black90% to 94%*
Hispanic80% to 84%*
Asian Pacific95% or more*
Native Americansuppressed*
Two or more races80% or more*
Economically Disadvantaged80% to 84%*
Limited English Proficiency70% to 79%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

7 out of 10

Rank: 157th in Illinois

Students at Comm High School Dist 99 - South High School scored an average 36% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Illinois State Board of Education. Performance is well above the state high school median of 24% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 25.6% of Illinois high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls30% to 34%*45% to 49%*
Boys25% to 29%*34%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander50% to 59%*50% to 59%*
Black10% to 14%*15% to 19%*
Hispanic20% to 24%*20% to 24%*
Multiracial20% or less*40% to 59%*
White35% to 39%*48%
With Disabilites11% to 19%*15% to 19%*
Limited English40% to 59%*20% or less*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average ACT Score
22.4

The average ACT score for Comm High School Dist 99 - South High School students in 2017 was 22.4. This indicates that the average student scores in the 63rd percentile nationally on the ACT.

College Admission Test Participation

7 out of 10

Rank: 166th in Illinois

842 out of 1,422 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (59%). College admission testing participation is well above the Illinois median rate of 52% and in the top 25% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 59th in Illinois

Comm High School Dist 99 - South High School offers 19 AP courses. 26 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 78% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all Illinois schools of 16%. Comm High School Dist 99 - South High School had 402 taking AP exams with a 328 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 82% percentile and well above the state median of 56 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 82% 56%
Students enrolled in an AP class 26% 16%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 7%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 6%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 18%
AP Courses Offered 19

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate6%17%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate6%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate6%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.6%18
Boys0.7%10
Girls0.6%8
Illinois Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.6%18
Boys0.7%10
Girls0.6%8

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Illinois Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.1%4
Boys0.1%2
Girls0.1%2
Illinois Median4.6%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students3.7%107
Boys4.2%63
Girls2.9%44

Location

Comm High School Dist 99 - South High School
1436 Norfolk St
Downers Grove, IL
60516
(630)795-8500

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District

Community High School District 99
Downers Grove, IL